Meet the Family

7 Dec

I’ve spoken a lot about them here and you’ve probably seen pictures of them, if not met them in person. Well, I feel like writing about them today. They’re always on my mind and I’m always wondering what they’re up to. Also, I wish to spend every second with them. That, however, is never really a possibility. Therefore on a day like today when they’re on my mind yet again, I figured why not introduce them to you?

Meet Cutlet. He’s the father, the hero, our miniature Lion King and our very own rowdy as well. He struts his stuff all around and likes living that way. He’s gangsta when he needs to be. He’s quite the simpleton otherwise. He is almost 3 years old. My mafia don and my cutlet.


This is Fuzzy. She is the mom of her world and the queen of her universe. She is quiet and coy when she needs to be and noisy when you really don’t want her to be. She has charisma and poise. She is the cleanest of the lot and she prides herself in her overall appearance to not just her husband but us and whoever else cares. She is the most pampered and thinks it her birth right to demand the same. She loves dearly. But not as dearly as she loves being pampered.


And this is Poppins, the result of Fuzzy and Cutlet’s nocturnal courtship. The brother and I had insisted on 2 males and 2 males we got till we picked Fuzzy up one day to find something kicking from within. Turns out it was Poppins. And his sister Pickles who is no more. Anyhoo, Poppins is the baby of the family. He is really the simplest of the lot and has equal number of traits from both his parents. He is restless like his father and fiery like his mother. He is simple like his father and he believes he is sophisticated like his mother. We’ll let him believe the last one is true.


And this is what it is to have 3 guinea pigs be a part of your family. They keep you on your toes with all the babysitting you have to do when they take a stroll out of their cages. There’s never a minute when you don’t catch them on the sly. On the sly by doing this.


Mothers have gardens. Mothers love their gardens. Mothers treat their plants with more care than their own children sometimes. Mothers beam when their plants bloom. Mothers certainly shouldn’t walk into their garden when you’ve looked away for a second to find what Cutlet was busy doing. So yes, there were bamboo leaves that were nibbled upon very graciously, might I add. And when you catch them in the act, they either pretend like nothing happened or they scoot. And here’s what happens when they scoot.


Yes. Bonsai plants are their favourite. Bonsai plants make them feel not so alien in the giant world around them. Bonsai plants make for good friends, food and bedding. Bonsai plants are best friends. So there you have it. Cutlet and his love for ma’s plants. And when they’re not in the garden, here’s where you’ll find them.


Yeah, that’s their favourite park. They love walking on it, sliding on it like a skating rink and they love the feeling of walking over everything you’re toiling over. At least this is what baby Poppins loved doing till he was he figured things out. And when they’re not trespassing into ma’s garden and munching on her plants or walking across my laptop or the keyboard, here’s how they keep themselves busy.





Sniffing the air or showing their awwwwwwwww snouts off.


Scratching themselves.


Or plain posing for their most loved shutterbug, guinea pig style. :)



10 Responses to “Meet the Family”

  1. The Girl Next Door December 7, 2012 at 2:26 PM #

    Awwww, what a cute post this is! I haven’t seen guinea pigs before, ever. This is my first. They do look cute. :)

    Loved reading the story of how you went for two males and got one baby free! :D :P How did that happen?! Honestly?

    Judging from that pic, your mom’s garden looks lovely. Would love to see more pics of it, if possible. Please to oblige. :)

    • Babushka December 7, 2012 at 2:31 PM #

      Oh well, we asked for 2 males because they reproduce rapidly. And sure enough, Fuzzy was pregnant a month after we got them both. She gave birth to Pickles and Poppins. Pickles is no more :( She died a few days after birth. When we learned of her pregnancy, we got her a separate cage and separated them once the babies were born. When Poppins was weaned, we sexed him and found him to be a boy. So he lives with his father and Fuzzy lives by herself in a cage right next to theirs so they can see each other every day.

      And more pics of the pigs or the garden? :P Sure thing! :)

      • The Girl Next Door December 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM #

        Arre, I got that.:) I meant you got 2 males, right? Then how did the errrr….. reproduction happen? :O

        More pics of the garden! :)

        • Babushka December 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM #

          Lol! Ummm, we asked for 2 males but obviously got one female and one male. :P

        • The Girl Next Door December 7, 2012 at 3:03 PM #


  2. Ubiquitous December 7, 2012 at 10:47 PM #

    one of my favourite posts ever! =) <3

  3. Prei February 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM #

    Wow! They are adorable!

    I am planning to adopt guinea pigs and wanted to know more about their caging. Would love if you could help this newbie.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Babushka February 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM #


      Thanks for dropping by! Do let me know what your queries regarding their caging are so I can address them adequately :)


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